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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should i be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.

Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp?  I'm 37 yo.  Should i be concerned?  Biopsy said benign.  Wasn't removed.

Depends: 8mm is moderately large, if it was an adenoma it should be removed completely...Though if was non specific inflammation or a lipoma excision is not needed. ...Read more

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Just had a upper and lower gi. He found a diminutive sessile polyp in the cecum it was sent for biopsy.....should i be worried?

Just had a upper and lower gi. He found a diminutive sessile polyp in the cecum it was sent for biopsy.....should i be worried?

Diminutive polyp: No reasons to worry before the pathology report. Most polyps are benign, and even if that is not the case, being diagnosed early will give you a good prognosis. ...Read more

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My partner had 2 x 3mm sessile polyps removed and has slight adema in caecal mucasa, obliteration of vascular pattern, , biospys taken from cecum, ?

My partner had 2 x 3mm sessile polyps removed and has slight adema in caecal mucasa, obliteration of vascular pattern, , biospys taken from cecum, ?

And your question?: Not sure what your question is but finding out the biopsy results on the polyps and the inflamation of the cecum should give you the answers you need. ...Read more

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What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum? It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically. Try endoscopy again? Resection?

What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum?  It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically.   Try endoscopy again?  Resection?

Polyp: The answer really depends on what kind of benign polyp it is. Generally you should listen to your physician about this. If you want a second opinion and can get a hold of the pathology reports from both times it's been removed, I would be happy to review those for you. Just contact me here on Healthtap concierge. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cecal polyp: would the correct treatment be adbominal perineal resection?

Cecal polyp: would the correct treatment be adbominal perineal resection?

Cecal polyp: Cecal polyp is located in the proximal colon where the small intestine meets the large bowel. Apr (abdominal perineal resection) is usually reserved for rectal lesion. It is a different part of anatomy. ...Read more

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I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer?It was biopsied as

I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer?It was biopsied as

Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer , lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer ( hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps . Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read more

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Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

You can only know: This after an endoscopy, and the polyp may already be cancer...Only a biopsy, and in this case a removal, will reveal the facts. Villous adenomas and carcinoids can live at this address, and they also can bleed. ...Read more

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Diminutive cecum polyp I have a history of colon cancer I am so nervous?

Diminutive cecum polyp I have a history of colon cancer I am so nervous?

No reason to be nerv: Since you are under proper medical care of a doctor who is checking your colon regularly, you will do well. Polyps are caught early and removed safely if you get a Colonoscopy test ddone every one to 2 years for the next 5 years, then reduce the frequency as advised by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan show a hyperplastic polyp in the cecum?

Would a CT scan show a hyperplastic polyp in the cecum?

Only if very big : Plain ct would not find a polyp (especially a hyperplastic polyp which tend to be small and in the left colon and rectum). Ct colonography ("virtual colonoscopy") may show a polyp in the cecum, if it is at least 6mm in size; can't really see things smaller than that., and can't biopsy anythingseen w/o colonoscopy. Can't tell polyp is hyperplastic w/o biopsy. ...Read more

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Colonscopy revealed "a small lesion near the cecum." Isn't that considered a polyp? I though all polyps were removed? Instead m having CT scan.

Colonscopy revealed "a small lesion near the cecum." Isn't that considered a polyp? I though all polyps were removed? Instead m having CT scan.

? colonoscopy lesion: Might be - but I suspect that it doesn't have the appearance of a polyp and the concern is that its in the wall of the colon - hence the need for a CT - what did the path report (if it was biopsied) show?? it may also be a very non descript area - not normal appearing on colonoscopy and not able to be biopsied but something that warrants further investigation. ...Read more

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Is a small ascending colon lesion near cecum the same as polyp? They want to do CT scan. I have no pain or family history of CC. Should I be worried?

Is a small ascending colon lesion near cecum the same as polyp?  They want to do CT scan. I have no pain or family history of CC. Should I be worried?

Probably okay.: It may be a polyp or some other abnormality which was seen. It is impossible to know until it is evaluated. Certainly it is important to follow through. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does a polyp feel like?

What does a polyp feel like?

Location ?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice. ...Read more

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What causes people to get polyps?

What causes people to get polyps?

Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form. ...Read more

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What are polyps, and why are they removed?

What are polyps, and why are they removed?

Benign growths: Polyps are benign growths, however they can sometimes mutate into cancer, and for that reason they are removed. ...Read more

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Is guyabano good for polyp?

Never heard about it: Where did you find this word/name? Polyps are best treated by resection/excision which I am sure you doctor can help you with. Forget about guyabano ! ...Read more

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How do you prevent polyps from forming?

Need more info: Polyps where? Please expand your question, and give more medical work up done or your history. Need more info to help you out. Thanks! ...Read more

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What happens uf an ovarian polyp bursts?

What happens uf an ovarian polyp bursts?

Rupture: If an ovarian cyst/mass/polyp ruptures the result will depend on the contents of the cyst. If the cyst is blood filled and connected to a blood supply then bleeding can occur, which can be life threatening. Clear, infected vs cancer cells are other possiblities. Avoid this risk, indication for surgical removal, before rupture. Stay with your doc, take friend to ask questions. Be well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have rectal polyps or hemmoroids?

you cant.: It has to be examined by md preferably a surgeon and by looking inside with scope it can be determined. ...Read more

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What are some common reasons I might have developed gallbladder polyps?

What are some common reasons I might have developed gallbladder polyps?

See below.: Gb polyps affect 5% of the adult population. Exact cause is not known but related to age and presence of gallstones which in turn is related to obesity as well. ...Read more

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How are multiple gallbladder polyps and solitary gallbladder polyps different?

How are multiple gallbladder polyps and solitary gallbladder polyps different?

Taken literally: Only the number. But both conditions, regardless of number of polyps, is abnormal. Gallbladder polyps, unlike others in the GI tract, are formed by cholesterol crystals. So if you have symptoms with either finding, your gallbladder is the likely source of it. Ask the doctor who ordered the test to see if you are a surgical candidate. ...Read more

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Do colorectal polyps itch?

Do colorectal polyps itch?

Simple : Answer is no! polyps can bleed, cause looser stools or constipation but usually no pain or itching. Anal itching is usually due to excessive caffeine or moisture at bottom. ...Read more

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Is cervical polyp serious?

Unlikely: Most cervical polyps are benign but all should be sent to pathology for evaluation just to be certain. ...Read more

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What is endometrial polyp?

What is endometrial polyp?

Growth in Uterus: Endometrial polyps are most often benign, growths inside a woman's uterus. They often don't cause any problems. If one was found because you were getting an ultrasound due to problems with vaginal bleeding then you might benefit from treatment. On the other hand, if one was found incidentally, and you are not having problems with your menstrual periods, they often don't need treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bladder polyps?

Symptoms of bladder polyps?

bladder polyps: Bladder polyps is not very common, bladder cancer is. Symptoms are usually absent but frequency of urination and blood in the urine are common. ...Read more

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Do sinus polyps cause symptoms?

Do sinus polyps cause symptoms?

Yes: Depending on the size and the accuracy of the diagnosis, polyps within the sinuses can cause, PND, fullness and pressure in the face and nasal discharge. If the polyps have grown into the nose, symptoms may include nasal blockage and anosmia (smell and taste disturbance). ...Read more

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Is polyp in the kidney cancerous?

Is polyp in the kidney cancerous?

Not necessarily: However, a polyp in the renal pelvis may be cancer, and this can be evaluated under the microscope by a pathologist following biopsy to determine the nature of the polyp. ...Read more

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Can a 1cm polyp affect conceiving?

Can a 1cm polyp affect conceiving?

Uterine?: If it's in the uterine cavity, or if it is a cervix polyp that's introducing infection into the endometrium, it is very likely to make it hard for you to conceive. These polyps are easily managed by a gynecologist. ...Read more